Parish Growth Ministries

Communications Committee

To strategize the most effective means for cohesive parish communications. This group will implement and oversee communication best practices for the parish to synchronize the efforts of various parish organizations, while maintaining close collaboration with our school community.

The communications committee will also be responsible for oversight and/or improvements of key communication tools for the parish, including, but not  limited to, the parish bulletin, website e-mail marketing, and social media, and to offer new recommendations and/or communication strategies as new technologies emerge.

Contact: Katie Pesha, communications@stjoecot.org

Fall Festival

Fall Festival November 12, 2017

Plenty of family activities and entertainment from the St. Joseph Jazz Band.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Look for information in the bulletin and sign up after Mass.

Or call the Fall Festival hotline at 636-441-0055 ext. 148 and leave your name and phone number.

If you are a student looking for Service hours this is a great opportunity to participate.

Finance Council

See below for links to St. Joseph’s Tithing Outreach Program files

The St. Joseph Parish Finance Council is an advisory committee organized to provide support and advice to the Pastor in overseeing and maintaining the financial resources of our Parish.

Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Joseph Parish Finance Council is to ensure that adequate financial resources are available for the current and future needs of the Parish. This Council recognizes the need to accomplish this objective while preserving and encouraging the growth of the St. Joseph Parish family. This mission will be accomplished by:

  1. Developing and supporting programs that enhance the stated mission.
  2. Keeping the Parish informed of the financial health of the Parish.
  3. Serving as “internal consultants” to other Parish organizations in the areas of budgeting and financial administration.
  4. Formulating financial guidelines and long range plans.

We generally meet on the fourth Wednesday of odd-dated months at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Conference room. We have an additional meeting the 4th Wednesday of June to approve the parish budget for the next fiscal year. Meeting times and location are subject to change.

What Does the Parish Finance Council Do?

Your financial contributions to St. Joseph parish require careful stewardship. The Finance Council reviews and analyzes in detail income and expense statements, balance sheets, cash-flow analyses, and other reports each month. The Finance Council also reviews, approves, and monitors the annual budgets for the parish, the day school, and the parish school of religion, and oversees funding for parish ministries. (The parish’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.) Every September, the pastor and the Finance Council make a report to all parishioners on the finances of the parish.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Parish Finance Council, please submit your background information to Monsignor Callahan, Pastor, at jcallahan@stjoecot.org.

The current volunteer members of the Parish Finance Council are:

Brigid Henke, Chairman
636-294-7108
brigid.henke@gmail.com

Larry Albright, Secretary
636-441-4827
lgalbright@mindspring.com

Doug Bauche
636-399-6045
dbauche@enterprisebank.com

Grace Carey
636-244-2905
gandbcarey@yahoo.com

Mark Prainito
636-300-8185
mprainito65@gmail.com

William Cottle
636-447-5867
wcottle43@gmail.com

Mike Forhan
314-303-0365
markf@cornerstoneinsurancegroup.com

Tom DeBlase “Emeritus Member”
636-936-0045
tomdeblase@sbcglobal.net

If you have any questions about the Finance Council, please contact one of these members.

Tithing Outreach Program

Tithing Outreach Program Overview – updated 6/2017

Tithing request form (due by 6/30/17)

Tithing Outreach Grants for 2016-2017

Latest Parish Annual Financial Statement

St. Joseph Parish operates on a June 30 fiscal year end. Annual reports are typically available by the end of August and are distributed to all parishioners with the stewardship letter on Stewardship Sunday each September. Here is the latest stewardship letter and annual financial statement:

2016 Stewardship Letter

2016 Financial Report to Parish

Online Giving

St. Joseph Parish uses Faith Direct for online giving.

Newsletter

Twice a year we publish a parish newsletter which is mailed to each household in our parish.  The purpose of the newsletter is to inform and inspire, it contains news of parish events.

An announcement will appear in the weekly bulletin requesting articles to b submitted for the newsletters, they can be emailed to Becky Younker at: becky.younker@sbcglobal.net.

We welcome ideas for articles, and photographs of events from parishioners.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare the newsletters to be mailed out to the parishioners. A notice requesting your help with the mailing appears in the Sunday bulletin.

Parish Council

The St. Joseph Parish Council assists and advises the Pastor in identifying, developing and supporting the faith ministry needs of our parish and in creating, establishing and nurturing the pastoral vision for our parish.

We pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in promoting a sense of community, encouraging worship and prayer, living and proclaiming Catholic-Christian spirituality and fostering a spirit of stewardship of our resources.

We commit ourselves to prayerful personal growth and development, leadership, responsible planning for the future, and openness to God’s guidance and His creative and saving grace.

Vision Statement

As the Parish Council of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cottleville, we envision a vibrant and radiant community of faith:

  • Founded on personal relationships with Christ and one another;
  • Centered in the celebration of the Eucharist as the source & summit of all our activities;
  • Challenged by Christ’s call to holiness and discipleship;
  • Nourished by a deep knowledge of God’s Word and the Catholic faith;
  • Committed to evangelization as the essential mission of the Church.
Schedule

The Parish Council normally gathers on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. We welcome and encourage you to join us.

For Additional Information, Please Contact

Tim England, Chairman
314-221-1570
englandtg@gmail.com

Lesa Keeven, Vice Chairman
314-568-6185
keevenl@charter.net

Mike Hoffman, Secretary
314-306-7137
mikehoffman@hotmail.com

Protecting God's Children

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has implemented a vigorous program to train those who work with our children. Their safety and protection against any form of abuse is of the highest priority for us. Protecting God’s Children is the name of this Archdiocesan program available at St. Joseph.

All coaches, volunteers and employees who work with children of St. Joseph Parish are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children Seminar.  Register for a workshop or to see where you can attend a workshop at other locations throughout the Archdiocese. NOTE: Workshop Pre-Registration is required.

For Additional Information, Please Contact
Lesia Anstead – 636-441-0055 Ext 102

Paperwork and other details

Parish Picnic

July 7, 8 and 9, 2017

The annual St Joseph Parish Picnic is the second weekend in July, from Friday through Sunday.

Friday, 6PM – 11PM
Saturday, NOON – 11PM
Sunday, NOON – 6PM

See the Picnic Website for more information, including the entertainment schedule, concessions and specialty foods offered, where to park, pictures and other material, in addition to our online store!

For additional information, please contact the Picnic Chairman:

Rich Bowler
636-300-0491

Mission Statement

The St. Joseph’s Parish Picnic is a parish-unifying event which promotes Christian fellowship and service. As faith-filled stewards, we offer our time and talent to create an environment of enjoyment, camaraderie and safety throughout the parish picnic. The parish picnic also offers an important opportunity to evangelize—that is, to give witness to the beliefs and the gospel values we deeply cherish. Thus, we strive to become Christ-like role models to all, but most especially to our children.

As our largest “fun”draiser, the parish picnic often proves to be a financial success. Consequently, our picnic is able to assist St. Joseph Parish in continuing to do the “work of the Lord.”

St. Joseph, patron saint of families and working people, please protect us.